Friday, December 9, 2011

A Very Basic Chocolate, But More Expensive, Lindt Milk Chocolate Lindor Truffles Underwhelm.

The Good: Taste good, Generally decent ingredients
The Bad: Not a terribly distinct taste, Pricey
The Basics: Milk Chocolate Lindt Lindor truffles are good, but at their regular price they are too average a candy at too high a price to recommend.

Lindt Lindor Truffles are pretty amazing. I wanted to reiterate that that is how I feel about the brand and overall product right at the outset because I did not want anyone reading this to believe that I had something against Lindt or their Lindor Truffles. In fact, at the bottom of the page, there are links to many other Lindt Lindor truffles, some of which I rave about. But the Milk Chocolate lindor truffles are not ones that I can get excited about, nor recommend.

The bottomline of this is simple: every chocolatier makes milk chocolate candies of one form or another. If you want milk chocolate, there are ways to get it dirt cheap to fill your craving. So the point of a chocolate candy that tastes pretty much like everyone else’s interpretation of the flavor, but at a higher price leaves me unimpressed.


Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolate truffles are one of the standard ten chocolate truffles from the Swiss chocolatiers Lindt & Sprungli and their U.S.-based subsidiary. Each truffle is a one inch sphere of chocolate with a shell about an eighth of an inch thick. This shell covers a Milk Chocolate ganache ball inside and that center ball is as dark as the outside. Each of the truffles comes individually wrapped in a dark blue foil wrapper. This is a distinctive wrapper, easily separating it from other Lindt Lindor truffles. While I usually rail against the environmental impact of individually-wrapped candies, it is hard to imagine Lindt Lindor truffles not wrapped. This keeps each one clean, unmelted and intact.

Each Lindor Truffle is a sphere with a seam at the hemisphere that is essentially a chocolate globe sealing in a near-solid chocolate ball inside. In this form, the 120 count box, the individually-wrapped truffles are packaged together in a thin cardboard box. This size has one hundred twenty truffles, which lowers their overall cost to about thirty cents each. Even in bulk, that seems a little pricy.

Ease of Preparation

These are candy, so preparing them is as simple as opening the box and then opening one of the plastic wrappers around the actual chocolate truffles one wishes to eat. There is no special way to unwrap or eat Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolate truffles, though the flavor is undeniably better when you remove the candy from its plastic/foil wrapper.


There is a strong scent to these Lindt Lindor Truffles, and these smell exclusively of Milk Chocolate. There is a rich, sweet chocolate bouquet to the outer shell and it prepares the consumer well for the flavor of the candy.

On the tongue, the Milk Chocolate truffle melts slightly and with a little pressure, the chocolate shell gives way to the Milk Chocolate ganache inside. The Milk Chocolate taste is one that is very basic and sweet. This tastes like mass-produced Milk Chocolate, though it is not as waxy as other mass-produced milk chocolates. Actually, it tastes exactly like melted Toll House Semi-Sweet chocolate chips. Because the taste of this truffle so precisely matches that, I cannot understand why one would not just buy a bag of the chocolate chips, especially if they are on sale or you have a coupon.


Well, these are candy, so it is tough to look at these for something nutritious and then blame them for not being healthy. Lindt Lindor truffles are surprisingly good, though, which is probably why they are so expensive. The primary ingredients are milk chocolate and coconut oil. There is nothing unpronounable in these candies.

A serving of the Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolate truffles is considered three balls. From three truffles, one consumes 210 calories, most of those calories being from fat. There are five milligrams of cholesterol, 60 mg of sodium, and there are traces of Vitamin A in these truffles. There is only 2% of one's daily iron and 6% of one’s daily calcium in three spheres, so it is not like these will just leave your taste buds satisfied without giving anything to your body. But still, they are not terribly nutritious.

These are candy and anyone looking to them for actual nutrition needs to get a reality check. These are not Vegan-compliant, nor are they recommended for anyone with a nut allergy as they are produced on the same equipment that peanuts (and tree nuts) pass over. They are, not marked as kosher, nor gluten-free.


The box of these Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolate truffles remain fresh for quite some time. However, even the box notes they ought to be kept in a cool environment between 60 and 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Kept in such an environment, these will remain fresh until the end of 2012, at least, and that makes the bulking of the truffles a great value. Given that they are individually wrapped, it is hard to imagine just what it would take for these to go bad outside melting and refreezing.

As for cleanup, all one needs to do is throw the wrappers in the garbage! Outside that, there is no real cleanup needed, unless one is eating them in a hot environment. In that case, it is likely one would need to wash their hands. If these truffles melt into most fabrics, they will stain. For that style of clean-up, be sure to consult a fabric guide for whatever you stained.


Painfully average, but at higher prices than similar candies, the lack of value of the Milk Chocolate truffle overwhelms any taste quality issues.

For other Lindt Lindor Truffles, please check out my reviews of:
Dark Peppermint
Holiday Spice


For other food reviews, please visit my index page!

© 2011 W.L. Swarts. May not be reprinted without permission.
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